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  • "Could Yahoo Unseat Google as iPhone's Default Search Engine? CEO Marissa Mayer is allegedly pushing for Yahoo to become the search engine that's shippped with Apple's mobile devices, including iPads. But is that really feasible?"  Minyanville 8:43 AM
  • "Will Apple Ditch Google For Yahoo Search? Never Say Never" Seeking Alpha 8:34 AM
  • "Yahoo's strategy: Rebuild search, take share, win iOS from Google/Buoyed by Alibaba cash, Yahoo pushes to prove it's not just relevant, but awesome." Ars Technica 9:18 AM
  • "Is Apple Getting Ready to Jump Into Mobile Payments?"  The Motley Fool 8:34 AM
  • "How many iPhones did Apple sell last quarter? The analysts' estimates range from 34 million to nearly 43 million. Average: 38.2 million." Fortune 8:36 AM
  • "Doubt over leaving date for outgoing boss at Burberry: Angela Ahrendts, leaving to work for Apple, is free to depart in April, but might collect £8m share bonus in June" The Guardian 8:51 AM
  • "Angela Ahrendts says Burberry management transition 'well underway' as reports claim delay" 9to5Mac 9:42 AM
  • "Name Mangler review: The file renamer for Mac power users" Macworld 8:47 AM
  • "Disabling App Nap For Select Apps In OS X Mavericks" AddictiveTips 9:42 AM
  • "Mac 101: Add a useful message to your OS X login screen" TUAW 9:44 AM
  • "Using Text Columns In Pages" MacMost 8:28 AM
  • "Free: How To Cheat On Mac Keyboard Shortcuts For Fun And Profit" Mac 360 8:31 AM
  • "The Best Mac App Ever To Download Internet Videos" McSolo 8:31 AM
  • "Free: How To Get Rid Of What Your Mac Already Has Too Much Of" Mac 360 8:31 AM
Press Releases
  • "Sketch 3 for Mac adds reusable Symbols and Presentation Mode, improves Export tool" BetaNews 9:14 AM
  • "Pixelmator previews impressive advanced image repair tool" iMore 9:43 AM
  • "Pixelmator 3.2 'Sandstone' coming with entirely new Repair tool and other goodies" iDownload Blog 9:02 AM
  • "Scorpion Research releases Scorpion BarCode 2.50 for Apple OS X" prMac 8:36 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple to celebrate 'Green Cities' 2014 Earth Day campaign on April 22nd" 9to5Mac 9:01 AM
  • "Apple confirms CarPlay support for aftermarket systems: Apple's Web site now lists support for Alpine and Pioneer car audio and video systems as coming soon." CNET 9:45 AM
  • "BBC and Sky catch-up apps experience iOS fault" BBC 8:45 AM
  • "BBC iPlayer and Sky streaming apps go dark on iOS" Engadget 8:34 AM
  • "Apple fanbois eat static as Beeb, Sky web stream vids go titsup on iOS" The Register 8:44 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Kill switch proposals finally force wireless industry's hand" TechHive 9:10 AM
  • "More evidence that T-Mobile is putting a scare in the wireless industry" BGR 9:07 AM
  • "E-Book Self-Publishing: Brave New Words" TechNewsWorld 8:49 AM
  • "Human microchipping: I've got you under my skin" Melbourne Age 8:45 AM
  • "Apple preparing iOS 7.1.1 bug fix update as iOS 8, OS X 10.10 testing increases" 9to5Mac 9:02 AM
  • "Bug-fix iOS 7.1.1 update now appearing in web logs" iDownload Blog 9:42 AM
  • "Apple Said to Prepare Song-ID Feature for IPhone Software"  Bloomberg 8:56 AM
  • "Apple to integrate Shazam into iOS 8: Apple will integrate London-based music recognition app Shazam into iOS 8 when it is launched this summer, according to reports" Telegraph 8:34 AM
  • "Siri In iOS 8 To Natively Feature Song Identification Feature Powered By Shazam" Redmond Pie 8:36 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Mockup Might Show iPhone 6c [Rumor] Cult of Mac 9:14 AM
  • "Why Apple's A7 chip is better than the competition: Apple A7 chip specs, processor speed and microarchitecture examined" Macworld UK 8:53 AM
  • "Google's Project Tango Includes Tech Apple-Acquired 3D Imaging Company PrimeSense" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "Leaked pics show embiggened iPhone 6 screen" The Register 8:35 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple's gesture-based unlocking tech channels Android's pattern lock screen" AppleInsider 8:50 AM
  • "Apple reveals new Password Gesture Process to Strengthen the Authentication Process of Future iDevices and Macs" Patently Apple 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Patents Android-Like Gesture Unlocking Tech For Mobile Devices" TechCrunch 8:54 AM
  • "Two new Biometric Patents from Apple Surface Covering Anti-Spoofing Measures and More" Patently Apple 8:50 AM
  • "Apple files patent for 'search assistant for digital media assets" Apple Daily Report 8:52 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Toy Defense 3: Fantasy HD For iPad And Toy Defense 3: Fantasy For iPhone Are Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99/$1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:00 AM
  • "Glory of Generals: Pacific War For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:00 AM
  • "Sango Slayer: Saga of Zhaoyun For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:00 AM
  • "iPad mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:28 AM
  • "iPad Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:28 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:28 AM
  • "iPad mini with Retina display hits the Apple Refurbished Store for the first time, starts at $339" 9to5Mac 9:45 AM
  • "Spring Special 2014" equinux 9:51 AM

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  • "Apple CarPlay hands-on" The Verge 9:04 AM
  • "Samsung vs Apple and HTC One M8 reviews: Latest V3 Tablet App live" V3 8:53 AM
  • "Review: Lepow ADD Power Bank" iLounge 10:25 AM
  • "PadGadget's Sound Stage: Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter Hands-on Review" PadGadget 8:59 AM
  • "Hands-on: Eyefi Cloud offers unlimited photo storage through a Wi-Fi SD card" Macworld 8:48 AM
  • "Simple Audio Listen review: Stylish desktop speakers that complement your Mac or iPhone" Macworld UK 8:47 AM
  • "Promise Technology Pegasus2 R6 18 TB review" Macworld UK 8:47 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "5 great apps to boost you in business (Mac, iOS)" Computerworld 8:31 AM
  • "Twitterrific for iOS now lets you edit tweets after they've been published" iDownload Blog 9:06 AM
  • "'Groundskeeper2' Review - Great Fun, But Sadly Lacking In Greased-Up Scotsmen" Touch Arcade 9:45 AM
  • "Surgeon Simulator review: Entertainingly grisly iPad game" Macworld 9:02 AM
  • "Runtastic PRO Review: Keep track of your runs, cycles, and more with this feature-rich exercise app." 148Apps 9:06 AM
  • "33 great tips and tricks for iOS 7" Macworld 8:48 AM
  • "Hack Siri To Control Spotify, A Nest, A Tesla, And Give Directions Through Google Maps" TechCrunch 9:53 AM
  • "This Simple Siri Hack Lets You Control Anything With Your iPhone" Gizmodo 9:42 AM
  • "The Macalope: Double jeopardy" Macworld 8:48 AM
  • "On Smartphones And Tablets: 'Cheating On The Count" PixoBebo 8:31 AM
  • "Thoughts On Apple, The Man, The Myths, And The Magic Touch" Mac 360 8:31 AM
  • "How Apple Is The Disneyland Of Tech" Mac 360 8:31 AM
  • "Could health care insurance companies help subsidize an iWatch?" Apple Daily Report 8:27 AM
  • "Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Which is the best Android phone in the world?" BGR 9:43 AM
  • "On the future of Google. Part 2" asymco 9:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Breeze Is RunKeeper for People Who Don't Run" Mashable 10:25 AM
  • "Watch Out Moves And Human — Now RunKeeper Releases A Movement App" TechCrunch 10:23 AM
  • "Union, The Best Image-Blending App Around" Cult of Mac 9:15 AM
  • "Prepare to annihilate your targets in Hitman Go for iOS" iMore 9:14 AM
  • "You can now watch A&E and History live on iOS and the web" Engadget 9:13 AM
  • "PDFpen Scan+ Does Searchable PDFs Better Than Ever" Cult of Mac 9:11 AM
  • "Kickstarter Find: The Feeling Skin iPhone Case" TechnologyTell 9:10 AM
  • "iPhone Alarm Lets You 'Wake Up With the World'" Apple Gazette 9:10 AM
  • "Google Remote Desktop Lets Android Users Access Their PCs, but iOS Users Have to Wait" Time 9:07 AM
  • "Twitterrific for iOS Adds 'Edit Tweet' Button" MacStories 8:48 AM
  • "Beamer 2.0 released with redesigned interface and new features" prMac 9:42 AM
  • "Travelog for iPhone - Get Travel Info You Need, Fast" prMac 9:01 AM
  • "Three Or More - Simply Match Gems - No Crushing and Blitzing Wallets" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Zombie Virus Survival - Free New Game for iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Flashback Goes 2.0 with iOS 7 Redesign and Streamlined User Experience" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Free Music Pro Download app: A Full-Featured Music and Video Downloader" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Updated: Optical Character Recognition App for iOS devices by Power APP" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "MultiTouch Book for iPad Breaks Ground in Enhanced Literary Fiction" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "As FirstTech Fades, Mad Macs Adds Another Store" FairerPlatform 8:31 AM
  • "Event: BSA ArchiCAD User Group Meeting – Levi + Wong Design Associates Discusses BIM Project" Architosh 8:28 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Why the Windows 8.1 Update probably means no more Service Packs for Windows: But we'd expect compulsory updates to become the norm." Ars Technica 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft extends Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for business: Organizations now have until Aug. 12 to move from Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2" Computerworld 7:30 AM
  • "Intel's Earnings Have Me Thinking Like A Buyer Again" Seeking Alpha 7:14 AM
  • "Analysis: How many units is Baytrail shipping and why?" SemiAccurate 7:59 AM
  • "Intel pledges Skylake ramp in 2015" bit-tech 8:00 AM
  • "Intel trademarks the letter i at last" TechEye 8:00 AM
  • "ntel pushes into mobile, but finds no profits: The chipmaker is still tied to the languishing PC business" MarketWatch 8:07 AM
  • "Intel Doubters Must Apologize" TheStreet 8:07 AM
  • "Intel Tablet Contra Revenue Will Cost About 3.5 Cents Per Share In Q2" Seeking Alpha 7:16 AM
  • "Google, IBM results raise questions about other tech-sector companies" GMA News Online 8:06 AM
  • "IBM's quarterly revenue sinks to 5-year low as hardware sales fall" Reuters 8:14 AM
  • "IBM profit falls 21% on weak hardware sales, transition costs: IBM's profit fell by 21 percent due to a workforce realignment and hardware woes" Computerworld 7:30 AM
  • "Dell and Red Hat team up for Openstack Cloud Solution: Extends partnership to PaaS and container products" The Inquirer 10:03 AM
  • "Dell says its workstation of the future will eliminate the need for a keyboard and mouse: Will work from the data centre so its design is unbounded by heat and space" The Inquirer 7:51 AM
  • "AMD: Will The Market Surprise Us? No Sell-Off After Earnings?" Seeking Alpha 8:09 AM
  • "Cisco Gault: Partners Need to 'Change Their Culture' for the Cloud" Channel Nomics 7:57 AM
  • "Windows XP retirement creates opportunity for Chinese security firm: Since February, Qihoo 360 has been rolling out Windows XP security software to 200 million users" Computerworld 7:30 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Here's How Many iPhones Wall Street Thinks Apple Sold Last Quarter" Business Insider 8:53 AM
  • "'Now is the time to invest' in Apple ahead of new product launches, Morgan Stanley says" AppleInsider 8:51 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks: Caution returns as tech stumbles" CNNMoney 8:16 AM
  • "Market Hustle: Stock Futures Turn Higher as Market Cheers Jobless Claims; Pepsi Advances" TheStreet 8:15 AM
  • "Stock Futures Zigzag as Traders Parse Earnings Deluge" FOXBusiness 8:16 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Gain Broadly: Rising Hopes of China Stimulus Boost Sentiment" [Paid Membership Required] 9:50 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks head higher, rally fades in Japan/Asian stocks were mostly higher on Thursday, with Japan moderating after its strong gains in the previous session, while Australia was reassured by comments from the chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Reserve." MarketWatch 8:15 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks soften; Rémy Cointreau warns/Geneva site of diplomatic talks on Ukraine/ European stocks pulled lower Thursday, with investors assessing a crop of corporate financial updates and monitoring diplomatic talks about the crisis in Ukraine." MarketWatch 8:16 AM

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